South Africa’s dragon boat community in Gauteng Province held its first regatta on Bruma Lake, Johannesburg in 1999, the event attracted hundreds of athletes in and around the province, they celebrated the cultural diversity and the challenging spirit driven by the colorful festive sport. This followed the introduction of dragon boat racing in Cape Town as early as 1992.
More and more groups joined the sport, Gauteng Dragon Boat Association (GDBA) was founded in the year 2000 to cater for all who wish to develop social blending, teamwork, group bonding, mutual support, trust and increased camaraderie among colleagues and partners.
Over the years, our kids have learned a great deal about commitment, adoption of a constructive, optimistic lifestyle, positive striving spirit and to accomplish higher achievement in life.
Dragon boat racing is such a unique sport that it has repeatedly demonstrated its charm in tourists attraction worldwide and brought many cities to live!